Amazing lake Hamilton Pool (Texas, USA)
37 km West of Austin (Texas, USA) is one of the most unusual and picturesque lakes in the world — Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool). The unusual it is that Hamilton Pool is both an underground lake and surface, flowing to the surface from under the arch stone grotto. Complements the beauty of waterfall flowing from 15-meter height.
The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river (Colorado).
The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone, and the ceiling of the cave stalactites hanging down in places.
Until the 19th century there lived tribes of American Indians Tokawa and Apache. In 1985 a parcel of 232 acres of land on which is located this unique natural formation was purchased from private owners and declared a nature reserve — the Hamilton Pool Preserve.
To approach the lake on foot, leaving the car at the entrance to the reserve and breaking the 400-meter descent on a steep slope. In the 60-ies of the last century, the lake was a favourite place for summer recreation Continue reading
Lake – a mass of water or other liquid of considerable size, situated on the land. The large number of lakes on Earth is freshwater, and most lie in the Northern hemisphere at higher latitudes. In the ecology of the surrounding lake environment is referred to as lacustrine deposits. Large lakes are sometimes referred to as “inland seas” and small seas are sometimes referred to as lakes. Small lakes tend to put the word “lake” after the name, as in Green Lake, while larger lakes often invert the word order, as in Lake Ontario, at least in North America.
Most lakes have a natural outflow in the form of a river or stream, but some have not, and lose water solely by evaporation and/or underground leakage. They are called internal lakes.
The term “lake” is also used to describe such a feature as lake Eyre, which is a dry basin most of the time, but can be filled with seasonal heavy rains.
Many lakes are artificial and constructed for hydro-electric power, regional purposes, industrial use, agricultural use or domestic water supply.
Evidence of extraterrestrial lakes exists. The testimony of lakes filled with methane, was approved by NASA to return the automatic research station “Cassini” – observing satellite Titan, which moves around the planet Saturn.
The origin Continue reading
The tour program
On 3 may, the Time of departure local (Samara).
03:00 – Departure from Samara (Moscow highway, bus stop “Kirova”, next to the pavilion “Fireworks”). Map
03:15 – Samara stop “Mekhzavod”. Map
04:30 – departure from Togliatti all areas (Avtozavodskoe shosse, TC “Park house”, gathering under a large monitor);
04:50 – from the Komsomol area – stop “market” (street Thunder).
05:10 from Zhigulevsk (opposite the bus station, under the bridge).
06:30 – from Syzran (gathering of tourists near the cafe “Sunrise”, str Lokomobilnyh).
Next Moscow time.
12:00 –Arrival in Abkhazia. The passage of the border.
14:30 – accommodation at the hotel «inter-Sukhum”. Free time. You can visit the Botanical garden, monkey nursery.
09.00 – Sightseeing tour of the city of Sukhum – quay Muhajirs, the glory Park, the theatre square, the fountain with the griffins, Dranda Cathedral VI Ilor temple of St. George, the Moscow Cathedral of the X century Echerche gorge.
New Athos with a visit to new Athos monastery of St. Simon Kananitskogo monastery, visit to the grotto of Simon, Perchinski waterfall, Swan pond
or for extra cost – visit the new Athos Continue reading